University's Morris Chapel is available to persons of all religious faiths
for wedding ceremonies. Except for a few campus activities, it can be scheduled
for public use every day of the week. The Chapel is available to wedding
parties for a two-hour period, which includes one hour prior to the service
for preparations and the seating of guests, and one hour for the service
and the photographs. Special arrangements can be made to allow time for a
Catholic nuptial mass. The maximum seating for the Chapel is 300.
The wedding fee is $600. It includes the use of Morris Chapel,
the services of the Chapel staff for scheduling and planning, a Wedding hostess
to direct the rehearsal and the wedding and for custodial care. For current
UOP students, current or retired faculty and staff or alumni, the fee is
$300. Children of current faculty, staff and regents also qualify for the
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure a reservation.
This deposit is due within five days of scheduling the wedding. The remainder
of the fee is due within 60 days of the scheduling. If the wedding date is
less than 30 days from scheduling, payment in full is due within five days.
The use of Morris Chapel for a wedding ceremony will not be
denied on financial grounds. Persons who wish to be married at lesser fees
may make special arrangements through the University Chaplain. Non-weekend
dates may provide an alternative for such weddings.
In the event of a cancellation of a scheduled wedding, the fee
paid (less the non-refundable $100) will be returned only if the Chapel is
given 30 days prior notice to the wedding date. If less than 30 days cancellation
notice is given, the entire fee must be forfeited.
Scheduling is handled by the Chapel Office, Colliver Hall, University
of the Pacific, (209) 946-2538. The Chapel staff can give you information
about dates for weddings. Wedding and rehearsal dates are confirmed with
receipt of the $100 deposit.
Couples are responsible for arranging for a minister or other
qualified person to officiate their wedding. The minister will need to bring
any necessary ceremonial supplies (chalices, altar clothes, etc.) to the
wedding and should plan to attend the rehearsal. It will be the responsibility
of the couple to remunerate the officiant of their choice. If needed, a list
of available ministers can be obtained from the Chapel Office.
A Chapel Wedding Hostess will guide you through the rehearsal
and the wedding. Her professional skills include the knowledge of wedding
etiquette and the procedures for the bridal processional and recessional.
She will help to see that everything runs smoothly and aid in last minute
details or emergencies.